Alan MacLeod

Alan MacLeod

Alan MacLeod is a member of the Glasgow University Media Group. His latest book is, "Bad News From Venezuela: 20 Years of Fake News and Misreporting." Follow him on Twitter: @AlanRMacLeod

Articles by this author

There is similar mistrust of Facebook, with only 20 percent of Americans agreeing social media sites do a good job separating fact from fiction. (Photo: FAIR) Views
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Facebook’s New Propaganda Partners
Media giant Facebook recently announced ( Reuters , 9/19/18 ) it would combat “fake news” by partnering with two propaganda organizations founded and funded by the US government: the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the International Republican Institute (IRI). The social media platform was...
Read more
Views
Thursday, August 23, 2018
That Facebook Will Turn to Censoring the Left Isn’t a Worry—It’s a Reality
On August 6, a number of giant online media companies, including Facebook , YouTube , Apple , Spotify and Pinterest , took the seemingly coordinated decision to remove all content from Alex Jones and his media outlet Infowars from their platforms. Jones, perhaps the internet’s most notorious far-...
Read more